Can't see a server because of the time-clock issue

Posted on 2006-04-03
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Hello guys !!!

The time just changed here in Mexico City, I have a "server" running XP PRO and everything was just fine on Friday, today Monday some of my computers can't connect to this server (shared CD-rom and folders) from the "client" I have an error message that says something like.  Can't connect to the server because the clock is not sync with the domain main clock.

As mentioned, it's only happening in some computers, some other can access to it perfectly.
Hope you can help me
Question by:Mighty_Ed

    Author Comment

    Daylight savings  i should have said instead of time change

    but anyways it did change one hour
    LVL 14

    Assisted Solution

    by:Juan Ocasio
    Make sure all of your computers changed their times.  Also check the dates to make sure they are all set right.

    LVL 4

    Assisted Solution

    try logging into the computers as an administrator  with rights to change the time...  The computer is supposed to synchronize with the DC when it logs in.


    Author Comment

    i booted several times changing time and time zone.
    LVL 4

    Assisted Solution

    can you copy and paste the  exact text that you get  in the error message?  When you logged in, was it a domain  accout  with  admin  privileges on local machine?
    LVL 44

    Accepted Solution

    Need to set "time zone" on all machines, server and clients, to be the same -- some installs probably not set to Mexico City time zone, others are.  Time zone is VERY important to correct working if you have files that rely on date, time, and newer/older to update to server.  All time zone change require a reboot.  To get to time zone, right click on time in task bar, bottom right, adjust time/date, click on time zone tab, and make sure every system, client and server, set to same.  Reboot all (agh!) and then you might have to rerun backup apps or whatever is causing error.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    Article by: IanTh
    Hi Guys After a whole weekend getting wake on lan over the internet working, I thought I would share the experience. Your firewall has to have a port forward for port 9 udp to your local broadcast x.x.x.255 but if that doesnt work, do it to a …
    #Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
    Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    794 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now